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  •  Well, there's a bar exam question for you. (1+ / 0-)
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    jplanner

    Is the garage attached? :)  Yeah, if that's the undisputed testimony and if she wasn't trapped in the house, that doesn't help her at all.

    I think that should have been in the extensive DKos coverage, I sometimes feel like this site is losing its grip on reality-based coverage.  There are some facts in the world that go against what people want to believe too :(.

    Still, the idea that an assault with a deadly weapon (which is what that is, assault being the creation of a fear, not the actual physical attack) is worth 60 years is facially ludicrous.  Not even 20.  Maybe 2 with some of that suspended, unless her prior was also an analogous charge.  Judges get a lot more lenient when there's already substantial time served pre-sentence, which I think there was here.

    "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

    by auron renouille on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 07:18:03 PM PST

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    •  20 years for ADW is ludicrous, 60 is psychotic. (1+ / 0-)
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      The woman strikes me as having anger issues,
      but, my take was give her 2 years of weekends,
      and then look at extended parole after that.

      but, legally she's not got a defense, which is why
      people get so upset about her case.

      Michael Dunn really didn't have a defense either,
      and he's looking at another trial.

      frankly Florida just seems like a mess, can't they get
      their act together?

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